A job you’ll love to take home, straight to bed

Updated on Feb 12, 2008 01:22 AM IST

Here’s an opportunity for those who believe in working hard for greater job satisfaction. In what’s being touted as “the best job on earth”, condom-maker Durex wants to recruit Indian men above 18 to test its “product performance”, reports Sanchita Sharma.

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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

If you believe in working hard for greater job satisfaction, here’s the opportunity for you. In what’s being touted as “the best job on earth”, condom-maker Durex wants to recruit Indian men above the age of 18 to test its “product performance”.

Besides the obvious perks, there would be the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing the country and larger Asian identity a large service. For, however much sexologist may insist that size does not matter, the fact remains that Asians are less endowed than most other races. Even a 2006 ICMR study mapping Indian penis size said the international condom sizes available in India are oversized for smaller Indian men, causing slippages and breakages — of the condoms.

World Health Organisation experts say there are variations in penis size across ethnic groups. Men of African descent are wider and longer, Caucasians are medium, while Asians are narrower and shorter.

So if you are not embarrassed reporting to work in a piece of latex, here’s a chance to prove them wrong. The selected 1,000 applicants will get a condom hamper — no texture or flavour specified — with which they can get to work right away. Once they have exhausted themselves testing the products, all they need to do is send the feedback and have a chance of winning iPods and gift vouchers, besides the “Grand Prize” of Rs 25,000.

“Durex wants to ensure that its condoms are best meeting the needs of Indians and what better way to know this than to ask Indians first hand. Our expectations with Indians are high,” said R. Srinivasan, VP, TTK-LIG Ltd, which markets Durex condoms in India. Similar surveys have got enthusiastic response in France, Germany and Malaysia.

If it excites you, log on to www.durexcondomtester.co.in

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  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Sanchita is the health & science editor of the Hindustan Times. She has been reporting and writing on public health policy, health and nutrition for close to two decades. She is an International Reporting Project fellow from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and was part of the expert group that drafted the Press Council of India’s media guidelines on health reporting, including reporting on people living with HIV.

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